CRIBBAGE TOURNAMENT: There will be a cribbage tournament at the Harmony Community Center on Sunday, September 7th. Sign-ups will be at 12:30 PM and the games will begin at 1 PM. They will draw for partners. Proceeds will benefit building repairs. The Community Center is located on Main Street in Harmony.
HUGE YARD SALE: The American Legion’s annual yard sale will be held on Friday, September 5th and Saturday, September 6th from 8 AM to 4 PM at the Monson Gymnasium on Route 15 in Monson. The gym will be over flowing with something for everyone. They are accepting donations. For more information, call Dick at 314-7374.
FINN DANCE: A traditional Finn Dance will be held at the Finn Hall on Route 15, south of Monson on Saturday, August 30th from 7:30 to 10:30 PM. Music will be led by Alexandra Conover Bennett on accordion. All ages are welcome and no partner is necessary. The cost is $8 per person, kids under twelve years old are free. For more information, call 997-3639.
HOSPICE VOLUNTEER TRAINING: Hospice Volunteers of Somerset County is providing hospice volunteer training at the Palmyra Community Center at 4 Madawaska Road. The training starts Monday, September 8th from 5 to 8 PM for 8 weeks. The training is free of charge. Volunteers are needed for surrounding towns including, but not limited to Palmyra, Pittsfield, Newport, St. Albans, Hartland and Canaan, as well as others. The training is not restricted to residents in Somerset County. To sign up for training, please call Karen at 474-7775 or email volcor.hvsc@beeline-online.net. If you have questions please call Susan at 487-6610.
FIRE AND RESCUE OPEN HOUSE: Plymouth Fire and Rescue will have an Open House for the general public on Saturday, September 20th from 10 AM to 2:30 PM. There will be demonstrations from several public safety agencies. Information about these agencies will also be made available. Exhibits of various fire and EMS equipment will be shown. The Open House will feature a variety of fire and EMS related activities and apparatuses. Food will be available by donation. Visit Facebook for more information.
PUBLIC MEETING: The next first Friday public meeting sponsored by Dexter-Dover Area Towns in Transition (DDATT) will be at 7 PM on Friday, September 5th at the Abbott Memorial Library in Dexter. It will be a planning session for a future Re-Skilling Workshop, or Fair. DDATT encourages individuals with specific skills who would like to teach them to others to come and help plan how to support such training at one or more Re-Skilling events. Call 924-3836 or 277-4221 for further information.
VOLUNTEER GARDENERS WANTED: The Dover-Foxcroft Gardeners are looking for people to help make the town beautiful. Volunteers are needed to help maintain gardens by weeding and watering at their convenience. Current projects are the Municipal Office at Morton Avenue, the island at the Fire Station, the Cove Garden near the Chamber of Commerce, and involvement in the community garden. The group also has informal meetings the third Wednesday of the month at 11:30 AM downstairs at the University of Maine Cooperative extension office. All skill levels are welcome. For more information, call Dotty at 207-564-7256.
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING: The Piscataquis County Soil and Water Conservation District’s Board of Supervisors will hold their monthly meeting at 6 PM on Monday, September 8th at the USDA Service Center located at 42 Engdahl Drive in Dover-Foxcroft. The public is encouraged to get involved in conservation efforts by participating in meetings, volunteering and/or serving on the district board. Any interested person may participate in meetings and also inquire about becoming an associate supervisor. The USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer. If you need an accommodation, please notify Joanna Tarrazi at the District office by Tuesday, September 2nd. For more information, please contact the district office at 564-2321, extension 3, or email info@piscataquisswcd.org.
ADULT SUPPORT GROUP: Pine Tree Hospice will offer an adult support group for those who are grieving the loss of a loved one. The group will meet the 2nd Tuesday of each month, beginning on Tuesday, October 14th at 7 PM at the Pine Tree Hospice office at 883 West Main Street in Dover-Foxcroft. This group is open to any adult in the community who has lost a loved one, whether recently or in the past. The group will provide a supportive environment where individuals can share their feelings and tell their stories. Grief is a natural response to loss; shock, sadness, anger, hurt, loneliness, and fear are outward expressions of grief. Through group and individual support, those who are grieving can begin the process of healing, find ways to cope with their loss, and provide strength and support for one another. Pre-registration for the group is encouraged. Please contact 564-4346 or wecare@pinetreehospice.org to register.
BLACKSMITH DEMONSTRATION: Clyde Whitten, a Blacksmith from Palmyra, will give a Blacksmith demonstration on Saturday, August 30th from 10 AM to 3 PM at the Blacksmith Shop Museum, located at 107 Dawes Road in Dover-Foxcroft. Refreshments will be on sale.
FREE PUBLIC LUNCHEON: The Peoples United Methodist Church in Newport is having a monthly free public luncheon beginning on Saturday, August 30th from 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM. The menu will include soups and a biscuit, sandwiches, casseroles and dessert. There will be fellowship and music as well. All are welcome. The church is located at 131 Main Street.
REPUBLICANS' ELECTION PLANS: The Palmyra Republican Committee will host guests from the campaign offices of both Governor LePage and Bruce Poliquin at their next meeting on Tuesday, September 2nd. State House candidate Joel Stetkis and State Senate candidate Paul Davis will also be in attendance to meet voters. The 7 PM gathering will be held at the Palmyra Community Center at 4 Madawaska Road. For more information, call Chairman Dena Worster at 938-4477.
BEAN-HOLE BEAN SUPPER: The 27th Annual Labor Day Weekend Bean-Hole Bean Supper will be held on Saturday, August 30th from 4:30 to 6 PM at St. Martin’s Church. The menu will include bean-hole beans, franks, coleslaw, potato salad, rolls, homemade pies and a beverage. The cost is $8 and $4 for children under the age of twelve. St. Martin’s is located at 900 Main Street on US. Route 2 in Palmyra. The church is handicapped accessible.
THRIFT SHOP OPEN: The Good Steward Thrift Shop is open every Saturday from 9 to 3 PM. The Thrift Shop is located next to the Unity Union Church in Unity.
PROJECTED BUS ROUTE CHANGES: R.S.U. #19 has announced significant bus route and times changes for the Corinna area. Changes will posted on the school website prior to the start of the school year. Children who ride bus #97 (Proctor) and bus # 46 (Nyman) will be involved in the changes. Go to www.rsu19.org or call Carol at the Corinna Elementary School 278-4263 or Dean Cray at 368-5139.